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GU eNews, Gannon Alumni e-newsletter
Volume XI, Issue 10      Welcome, , to your GU eNEWS       Oct. 3, 2012

It's time! Join us for this year's homecoming celebration, Oct. 19-21.

Schedule and information >
See who's coming >

Alumni News

Edge, a student-produced online magazine for prospective students, is in need of alumni to serve as guest bloggers.


  • Congratulations to these 2012 Distinguished Alumni honorees.
  • It’s time to vote on your favorite picture from the Golden Knight Quest! Galleries are up on Gannon Magazine’s Facebook page HERE and HERE—the picture with the most likes by Oct. 10 will be honored at the Quest awards ceremony during homecoming weekend. And, if you're currently hosting a Knight, don't forget to bring your Knight with you to homecoming registration (or mail it back to us before then).
  • Ciao! Couldn’t make it to Italy with Gannon’s alumni travel program, which departs this week? Follow along on their blog.

University News

Gannon remains a top tier university in latest U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges Guide.


Events & Happenings

Are you ready for some football? The annual GU/Mercyhurst gridiron match-up is Oct. 13 and will be televised live regionally. (Photo credit: Joe Mattis '69)


  • It's that time of year again: Fall Phonathon is under way, and we are ready to talk to you! If you wish to give early, click HERE.
  • Job hunting? Alumni are welcome to pre-register/register for free for the fall WestPACS Job and Internship Fair.
  • Interested in Gannon’s undergraduate programs? Mark your calendar for this year’s Fall Open House.

Poll of the Month

What are you most looking forward to about this year’s homecoming celebration?

(a) The events (the parade, Mass, brunch with the President, etc.)
(b) The people (reminiscing with fellow alumni & faculty, meeting current students)
(c) The places (getting reacquainted with campus and exploring Erie)

Vote now >

Photo of the Month

Some 1,000 students, faculty, staff and alumni volunteered in their communities--both locally and nationally--during the 15th annual GIVE (Gannon's Invitation to Volunteer Everywhere) Day. View the photo gallery >

Quick Links


New Class Notes

Dante Parrini
Added: 9/27/2012 9:46 AM
Dante C. Parrini '86 was elected to the ...

Megan Sarkis
Added: 9/24/2012 7:59 AM
Megan Sarkis (Hallock), BA 2001, recentl...

Megan Sarkis
Added: 9/24/2012 7:56 AM
Births and Adoptions
Megan (Hallock)Sarkis, BA 2001; and Lee ...

Jessica Nelson
Added: 9/8/2012 12:23 PM
Jessica Nelson, BA '04, MA '10, recently...

Cynthia Balkstra
Added: 9/6/2012 7:38 PM
I have been elected to the position of F...

Dawn Powell
Added: 9/6/2012 10:23 AM
Dawn (Dunlap) Powell graduated from the ...

Daniel Woodward
Added: 9/4/2012 9:49 PM
Dan Woodward graduated with an MBA in He...

Megan Julius
Added: 8/29/2012 11:17 AM
Births and Adoptions
Megan (Klass) Julius '06 and Richard Jul...

Walter Kalista
Added: 8/22/2012 11:23 AM
Dr. Walter T. Kalista, Jr., DMD, Gannon ...

Lucas McGuire
Added: 8/22/2012 11:12 AM
Lucas McGuire '08 recently graduated fro...

Upcoming Alumni Events

Italy's Legacy

11/8/2012 11:00 AM
Mass of Remembrance

We welcome your comments and suggestions! To share your thoughts or be added to our e-mail list, contact Cathy Fresch, director of Alumni Services, at

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